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18Dec

Our top five moments in 2018

Each year has its ups and downs, and for many, those new year resolutions made in January seem far away now that we’re in December. As we prepare for 2019 here at Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), … Continue reading “Our top five moments in 2018”

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18Dec

Investing in women in rural communities and agribusiness

Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) customer Neste, a Finnish energy company, invited GAR to share our experience on the topic of ‘Women at work and Gender Diversity’ during a workshop for their suppliers. I attended the event … Continue reading “Investing in women in rural communities and agribusiness”

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26Nov

Fighting land and forest fires in Indonesia

The 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang was a significant milestone for Indonesia. Having a reputation for its haze, the fact that the event was taking place from 18 August to 2 September, right … Continue reading “Fighting land and forest fires in Indonesia”

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26Nov

Achieving market transformation through RSPO is a shared responsibility

Halting deforestation, more inclusivity for smallholders, and clearer governance on human rights – these are what RSPO aims to achieve with the new Principles and Criteria 2018 (P&C 2018) certification standard. Voted in on 15 … Continue reading “Achieving market transformation through RSPO is a shared responsibility”

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21Nov

Together, sharing with love – community work in Tarahan

Being socially responsible is an important aspect of our work, and through our long-standing partnership with the Tzu Chi Foundation Indonesia, our employees engage in various types of community work. At our refinery in Tarahan, … Continue reading “Together, sharing with love – community work in Tarahan”

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21Nov

Boycotting palm oil is not the answer to saving the environment

With Iceland’s recent ad (initially created by Greenpeace) about Rangtan, an orangutan seeking refuge in a little girl’s home, hundreds and thousands of celebrities, influencers and everyday consumers have been eager to make their stand … Continue reading “Boycotting palm oil is not the answer to saving the environment”

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20Nov

Palm oil is shifting the outlook of education in Indonesia

This article was originally published on medium.com on 13 November 2018.  In recent years, Indonesia has been making gradual progress in improving the accessibility of education to young children in Indonesia. According to UNESCO, Indonesia’s literacy rate is … Continue reading “Palm oil is shifting the outlook of education in Indonesia”

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1Nov

How it works: Zero waste in palm oil production

As the industrial sector that contributes most significantly to Indonesia’s economy, the palm oil industry must be able to carry out its operations incorporating environmental sustainability. Zero waste management, is a concept that is promoted … Continue reading “How it works: Zero waste in palm oil production”

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17Oct

Collaborating with ILO to strengthen good workplace practices in palm oil companies

Against the background of issues surrounding decent work conditions in the palm oil sector, Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) have been collaborating to improve labour conditions with various stakeholders … Continue reading “Collaborating with ILO to strengthen good workplace practices in palm oil companies”

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